The Dusty Foot Philosopher (Size: 73.24 MB) (Files: 18)
The Dusty Foot Philosopher
K'naan - 18 - Until The Lion Learns To Speak.mp3
K'naan - 17 - For Mohamound (Soviet).mp3
K'naan - 16 - Boxing My Shadow.mp3
K'naan - 15 - Voices In My Head.mp3
K'naan - 14 - The African Way (feat. Mwafrika).mp3
K'naan - 13 - Hoobaale.mp3
K'naan - 12 - In The Beginning.mp3
K'naan - 11 - Strugglin'.mp3
K'naan - 09 - If Rap Gets Jealous.mp3
K'naan - 10 - The Dusty Foot Philosopher.mp3
K'naan - 08 - Smile.mp3
K'naan - 07 - My God.mp3
K'naan - 06 - I Was Stabbed By Satan.mp3
K'naan - 04 - My Old Home.mp3
K'naan - 05 - Moment.mp3
K'naan - 03 - What's Hardcore.mp3
K'naan - 02 - Soobax.mp3
K'naan - 01 - Wash It Down.mp3
The album won the Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 2006, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize. He also was nominated for an MTVu Award for most downloads of his song, "Soobax".
Born in Mogadishu, Somalia,just as the civil unrest that rocked the country was beginning, K'Naanspent the early years of his life trying to avoid death and listeningto the hip-hop records (such as Nas & Rakim) that his father (working as a Taxi driver in New York City),who had left Somalia earlier, sent to him from America. When K'Naan was13, he, his mother, and his two siblings were able to leave theirhomeland and join relatives in Harlem, where they stayed briefly before moving to Rexdale, Ontario,where there was a large Somali community. As soon as K'Naan's Englishstarted improving he began rapping, and in grade ten he dropped out ofschool and traveled around North America for two years, performingoccasionally.
Through his friendship with Sol Guy, part of promotion team Direct Current Media, K'naan performed in Geneva at the 50th anniversary of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2001, where he used his platform to publicly criticize the United Nations' handling of the Somali crisis in the 1990s.
One of the audience members, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, was so impressed by the young MC's performance and courage that he invited him to contribute to his 2001 album Building Bridges, a project through which K'Naan was able to tour the world.